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MIT Media Lab: $250K Disobedience Award – Nominations Now Being Accepted

Nonviolent civil disobedience plays a vital role in American democracy. If all three branches of government cannot effectively check and balance governing powers, if the media (Fourth Estate) fails to use its power to investigate and report in a way that curbs political corruption, then it falls to ordinary citizens to do the job. Activists, protesters, and dissenters are the last standing patriots, the last fighters, the last defense, the last heroes.

In honor and support of the wisdom, courage, commitment, and self-sacrifice of those who commit nonviolent disobedience, to defend and benefit society, MIT Media Lab has launched the Disobedience Award. Nominations are now being accepted…


“You don’t change the world by doing what you’re told.”

Joi Ito, Director, MIT Media Lab


Disobedience Award

 

“We are now accepting nominations for the first-ever MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award, which carries a $250,000 cash prize, no strings attached. This award will go to a person or group engaged in what we believe is an extraordinary example of disobedience for the benefit of society.” ~ MIT Media Lab

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Nominations will be accepted from March 6 to May 1.
The winner will be announced  on July 21, 2017. 


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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.

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    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks for sharing, Susan! I think the Disobedience Award is pretty exciting, but the post got less attention than I expected. Changes in WP Reader?

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